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Harri heads to Lenovo

28 May 2015

Richard Harri, who last week left his long-time role as Synnex New Zealand country manager, has joined Lenovo.

While rumours have abounded about Harri’s new position, ChannelLife can confirm Harri has taken on the role at Lenovo.

Harri started in his new job this week, and is currently in China at the company’s Beijing headquarters.

Harri's role could well be focused on the retail/consumer sector, an area the company has been somewhat weak in locally. Matt Codrington, Lenovo's Australia and New Zealand managing director has indicated to ChannelLife previously that he is keen to see the vendor's retail/consumer business strenghtened in New Zealand.

The company ramped up its efforts in Australia around six months ago, bolstering its consumer market share to 12%.

Synnex and Ingram Micro both distribute Lenovo in New Zealand and have been instrumental in driving the company’s success in the commercial space.

The vendor in turn has been a key performer for Synnex, and in his new role, Harri will remain in close contact with the distributor – now as a customer.

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